Law enforcement agencies from throughout the Midwest will be bracing for the deadliest holiday of the year due to impaired driving crashes by increasing enforcement on our roads.
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown on impaired drivers will extend through July 6th.
Statistics gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that 392 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes during the 2010 July 4th holiday. More troubling, data indicates a dramatic increase in crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
Officials say that’s why law enforcement throughout the Midwest and around the nation will be out in full force, cracking down on drunk drivers during the Fourth of July holiday period with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement blitz.